A lot of Austin has gone missing since I began my Vanishing Austin photo series in the spring of 2004.
As publisher of my fiction, nonfiction, photographs, paintings, design, and creative ideas, I find my focus in seeing, exploring and recording life's details—like the two novels I'm writing, or the scenic gumbo that is my Vanishing Austin photography series, and the prints I call Lightscapes. Or writing for my blog on creativity, art + what goes with it, and my travels around my hometown, Austin, Texas and back in time, at AustinDetails.me. Creative collaboration is a key part of my process. And it all comes together on my art + photo + words blog, Pairings :: Art + What Goes With It, at AustinDetails.me, where my art meets tech.
Wine seems to be a favorite of many artists and photographers (whether using it for subject matter, or using it to inspire subject matter). So I’ll do a followup to […]
Painters and photographers alike have long been smitten with wine as subject and muse.
I’ve traveled far from home, and farther back in time than I’ve ever traveled in miles covered. I’ve seen the Dust Bowl in the Texas Panhandle in the 1930s; been to […]
Time travel right from your own iPad, your desktop or your car. Just get there when you can.
The story of a lifetime is told in a split-second, with the help of the camera that practically invented demand for it: the Polaroid SX-70.
Artists have painted flags for as long as artists have painted, from Claude Monet to Norman Rockwell to Jasper Johns . . . and photographers have made countless memorable images […]
Allens Boots is a place I steer all of my Austin visitors to, direct from the airport, so they can stride confidently around town in some real boots. Then they can learn […]
Give me an old trainyard filled with abandoned cars anyday, and give me an hour to shoot it.
An Austin ghost sign that has long served as an iconic landmark, and dates from the time a pack of Wrigley’s gum cost you a nickel, is now forever hidden from view by a new Marriott.
“It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by […]
Sandy’s Frozen Custard may very well be the best frozen custard in Texas. And Sandy’s still serves its frozen treats the old-fashioned way—from its walkup window, just the way they did […]
As a child, I was either reading, writing or drawing (or some combination thereof), which is what I still mostly do today. In fact, I made a career of combining […]
It takes a whole lotta cranes to hoist up a new Marriott in downtown Austin, where change is changing faster than you can say change. Above, the upcoming architecture at 2nd […]